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Voluntary Space Sustainability Ratings

The Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS) – the independent global trade association fostering the satellite servicing industry – will host a webinar presented by the Space Sustainability Rating Association on its voluntary rating system that is informed by transparent, data-based assessments, of the level of sustainability of space missions and operations.  The webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 1200 ET.  Additional content and registration information will be available shortly.  Ensure that you’re on our email list – send your contact information to [email protected].

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2020 Clean Space Industrial Days

March 30 – April 3, 2020

The Clean Space industrial Days will cover the following topics:

  1. Ecodesign: embedding environmental sustainability within space mission design
  2. Space debris mitigation: developing technologies to prevent the creation of future debris
  3. On-Orbit servicing and Debris Removal: enabling the first active debris removal mission as the cornerstone for a vital new business providing inorbit servicing such as repairing, refuelling or even recycling.
  4. Close-Proximity Operations
  5. Design for Removal
  6. On-Orbit Manufacturing, Assembly and Recycle (OMAR)
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CONFERS Eighth Standards Workshop – Virtual

March 24-25, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we had to cancel the in-person workshop we had planned to hold in Brussels March 24-25. However, we were able to organize a very success joint for virtual meeting on 24 March that covered much of the content and exchange between CONFERS and the European Operations Framework that was originally planned.

The joint CONFERS-EU virtual meeting was held on March 24th from 9am – 12pm EST with speakers from both CONFERS and the EU, followed by a CONFERS-only virtual meeting 1400-1600 EST to discuss the status of our technical and policy working groups and our work products for this year.

Please visit the CONFERS members-only site for the meeting agenda and speaker presentations. If you need access to the MO site, please follow this link

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International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2019

International Astronautical Congress 2019

October 21-25, 2019

At the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2019  you can expect nearly 200 technical sessions, daily plenary sessions, panel discussions and special events that will inspire global innovations in space. The Congress theme, “Space: The Power of the Past, the Promise of the Future,” provides a foundation for a program that will bring together people from all over the world who have been involved in some of the most pivotal space endeavors, as well as the international technical experts and scientists who are making the biggest breakthroughs of our day—including those who are on the brink of the next big leap for mankind..

Come visit us at booth 478!

Also of interest: The IAC2019 Plenary GNF session and panel on OOS

OOS and Related Technologies Enabling Next-Gen Space Missions and Ultimate Exploration

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 17:05 – 17:45
Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Grand Ballroom A

In light of up-taking exploration missions, first commercial satellite life extension missions and numerous global efforts to implement space system modularity and plug-and-play concepts, as well as next-gen standards for space (e.g. via CONFERS or the Deep Space Interoperability Standards) the session will address thriving issues with a distinguished panel of industry and agency representatives driving top-notch on-orbit servicing (OOS), on-orbit-assembly (OOA), on-orbit manufacturing (OOM), new operational concepts and business models, and supporting concomitant activities and standard developments.

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Global Satellite Servicing Forum (GSSF) 2019

October 1-2, 2019

CONFERS will host its second Global Satellite Servicing Forum (GSSF) at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, DC. This is the premier annual event for discussing industry-led operational standards, as well as technology, market, and policy developments in on-orbit satellite servicing and maintenance capabilities (including manufacturing and assembly). These areas are emerging as the cornerstone of future commercial and civil space activities.

We hope to see there!



Sponsorship Opportunities

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UK Space Conference – Wales

September 24-26, 2019

International Convention Centre Wales

Wales will play host to the 2019 UK Space Conference (24-26 September). This biennial flagship event brings together the entire space community, including government, industry, academia, research and financial communities. The conference will offer the space community unrivalled opportunities to meet, network, do business and shape the landscape for the coming years.

Come visit us at stand SME4 in the Small Business Exhibitor Section.

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CONFERS Seventh Standards Workshop September 4-5, 2019 in Falls Church, VA

CONFERS Seventh Standards Workshop

September 4-5, 2019

CONFERS will hold its seventh Standards Workshop. This event for members only.

This Workshop will be the seventh in a series of meetings intended to provide a forum to research, develop, and publish non-binding, consensus-derived technical and operations standards for on-orbit servicing (OOS) and rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) in space.



5275 Leesburg Pike

Suite N-5000

Falls Church, Virginia 22041

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CONFERS Sixth Standards Workshop – London, United Kingdom

June 7-8, 2019

CONFERS will hold its sixth Standards Workshop with be held in London.  This event for members only.

This Workshop will be the sixth in a series of meetings intended to provide a forum to research, develop, and publish non-binding, consensus-derived technical and operations standards for on-orbit servicing (OOS) and rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) in space.

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